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, we'll take you to israel where benjamin netanyahu is hoping to be re-elected as prime minister today. >>> a woman faints and fails to the rescue. the dramatic rescue when "early today" returns in two minutes. >>> welcome back to "early today." elections are being held in israel today to determine if prime minister benjamin netanyahu will win a third term in office. nbc's jim maceda is in tel aviv. jim, good morning. now, prime minister's netanyahu's coalition government may be weaker after today's voting. will that change israel's policies? >> reporter: good morning, mara. the latest polling showed even though netanyahu's party is about to lose eight to ten seats in the parliament, he'll still make it a comfortable win today. the policies going forward, that will be largely shaped by the coalition he forms to govern with and that horse trading will start in earnest probably as early as tomorrow. his obvious choice is lining up with even more hard-line parties to his right, including a right wing, extreme right wing group who are saying publicly they want to annex much of the west ban
on your nbc station. >>> in israel, birds of a feather really do flock together. thousands of starlings in the sky create quite a phenomenon for onlookers on the ground. it looks really cool. doesn't look real. the birds fly in tight uniform formation while hunting to follow their food and avoid predators. >> you know the movie "the mummy" -- >> yeah, exactly, like end of the world sort of stuff. they're looking for predators and finding strength in numbers, clearly. while the flocks are common in israel, starlings in these numbers have not been seen in over 20 years. >>> some may seem out of reach but some can't wait to grab a paddle. nearly 200 kayakers came together to race their boats down snowy slopes. competitors maneuvered their kayaks around twists and turns of a specially made course. some jumps as well. some slid off the track on their way down. if they didn't land in fresh powder they raced across a watery finish line. >>> don't forget the warm-up. around 5,000 competitors laced up for one of the world's most challenging races. the tough guy race dares participants to tackle
won the backing of two of the senate's strongest supporters of israel, senator chuck schumer are of new york and senator barbara boxer will vote to approve hagel. but senator inhofe says he and hagel have philosophical differences. >>> boeing's newest passenger jet the 787 dreamliner has been grounded by japan's leading airlines. it made an emergency landing in western japan. a cockpit message showed cockpit problems. japan airlines and all nip upon airways suspended all their dreamliner flights today. the faa says it's monitoring the incidents as part of a comprehensive review that the agency began last night. once safety checks are complete the planes could be back in the air on thursday. >>> a big winter storm is working its way from the south to northeast this morning and expecting to be a travel nuisance for commuters all around the country. much of the southeast so you roadways coated in ice creating dangerous driving conditions. sleet and freezing rain spread into northern louisiana and arkansas. meanwhile the sleet and snow mix made travel a mess in the dallas-ft. wor
of israel. >> reporter: we'll see the wind down of troops in afghanistan. republicans are planning to throw him tough questions and pledging to be fair stop short of saying they would block this nomination. no word yet on when those confirmations now for both nominees will actually happen here on the hill. >> thank you. president obama signed a bill into law to pay for $9.7 billion in flood insurance claims in new york, new jersey and connecticut. this is for victims who were battered by hurricane sandy two months ago. another bill is expected to be voted on next week from vied a comprehensive $51 billion aid package to cover damage from sandy and help prevent similar disasters in the future. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton goes back to work today after several health problems in the past month. the hospital released secretary clinton last wednesday after treatment for a blood clot following a concussion and a stomach virus. doctors expect her to make a full recovery. clinton has a week of meetings scheduled including three at the white house. she's expected to leave office as soon a
: republicans and democrats are concerned hagel is soft on iran and too tough on our ally israel. >> he's had a record of distinguished service but he's profoundly wrong on a number of the most important national security issues that face our country today. >> reporter: hagel insists his views have been completely distorted. he's also under fire for criticizing a clinton nominee as, quote, openly, aggressively gay. >> it's dangerous to roll the dice on this issue. >> reporter: all questions lawmakers are eager to ask when confirmation hearings get under way. as hagel has mixed support on the capitol hill he did pick up support from colin powell. >> thank you. >>> after weeks of recovering from a concussion that led to a blood clot in her head, secretary of state hillary clinton was back in action on monday as she presided over state department meeting, her staff welcomed her back with a gag gift. a football helmet, well padded, we hear, with the state department seal to. she also got a football jersey with the number 112. that is the record-setting number of countries that secretary clinton h
to three men being wounded. one of the men is being charged in that shooting. >>> in israel, benjamin netanyahu won a third time as prime minister. he'll likely be forced to form a new coalition government that requires new concessions to restart long-stalled peace talks with the palestinians. >>> arizona senator john mccain is getting set for two hearings. first he met with former senator chuck hagel. said they were old friends and had a frank and candid exchange. mccain fell short of saying whether or not he would support hagel. second, the senator joked late tuesday that he will intensely question secretary of state nominee john kerry. >> and we will look forward to interrogating him at his hearing next week, mercilessly. we will bring back for the only time water boarding to get the truth out of him. >>> less than a month after a drunk driving accident that killed a teammate, dallas cowboys nose tackle jay ratliff was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after his pickup truck sideswiped a tractor trailer truck. >>> and a company is interested in getting what they ca
news this morning. israel launched a rare air strike inside syria. u.s. officials believe it targeted a convoy bound for hezbollah militants in lebanon. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry gave a sometimes emotional good-bye speech wednesday to his senate colleagues. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and to ted kennedy. i can't help but be reminded that even our nation's greatest leaders and all the rest of us are merely temporary workers. >> kerry will be sworn in friday as the next secretary of state. >>> white house spokesman jay carney said the president is praying for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who was gunned down on tuesday in chicago. pendleton had performed with her high school band at last week's presidential inauguration in washington. >>> a shocking revelation in this scandal involved the moteer dame football player manti te'o. after talking to ronaiah tuiasosopo dr. phil mcgraw was on the "today" show. >> was this a romantic relationship with you? and he says yes. i said, are you then therefore gay?
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